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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Unknown self-propelled small boat cruise Bathymetric survey 22/11/2006


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Unknown self-propelled small boat cruise Bathymetric survey 22/11/2006
Short name Bathymetric survey 22/11/2006
Objectives and Narrative Surveys of the beach morphology and near-shore bathymetry of Sea Palling have been made at approximately monthly intervals. The purpose of these surveys was to monitor the growth or erosion of the salients behind the sea defences and to observe the transport of sediment through the region. The surveys are conducted from a quad bike for the land based portion and a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) for the bathymetric portion. The survey patterns for the beach survey attempt to follow lines of "break-in-slope" with the assumption that the beach is of constant slope between these lines. The nearshore surveys cannot follow "breaks-in-slope" so a spiral pattern is adopted within the embayments and shore-parallel lines are surveyed seaward of the breakwaters.
Ship Unknown self-propelled small boat
Departure Port
Departure Date 2006-11-22
Arrival Port
Arrival Date 2006-11-23
Principal Scientist(s) Tony Dolphin (University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences)
Responsible Organisation University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences
Associated Project(s) LEACOAST2
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited
Work Area Description Sea Palling, Norfolk Coast
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Bathymetric survey  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
732870 Single-beam echosounder 2006-11-23 00:00Z to 2006-11-23 23:59Z Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


Track Charts

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